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Posted by: SB678
19-07-2024, 06:45 AM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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Just turned on my TV and Sky News is off-air. It looks like it's been repeating a documentary since 6am instead of their Breakfast show...

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Posted by: Admin PC
16-07-2024, 01:48 AM
Forum: Channel Presentation
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New thread marking the launch of new branding for various UKTV channels.

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Posted by: bkman1990
05-07-2024, 11:29 PM
Forum: Industry News, Technology and Facilities
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The Fransat UHD boxes on sale are the Servimat Sirius 4K, CGV E-SAT, Metronic 441680 and Triax THR 7640.

They all have support for Dolby Atmos & Dolby Digital+ AC4 & AC3 for audio spatial rendering in the new hardware.

www.broadbandtvnews.com 

I know Freely sort of do this for the UK market although it could be with UHD TVs with Freeview channels only rather than with satellite at the moment.

Do you think UHD boxes with Freely could be launched in the UK in the near future?

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Posted by: Milkshake
04-07-2024, 05:56 PM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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From 21.45 tonight until who knows ITN archive will be showcasing, a spectacular mashup of every ITN overnight election programme from 1959 to 1997, throughout the night. ITN have also said they will be "LIVE" all night so we can send comment and maybe get reply's.

I for one will be dipping in, hopefully we will get to see more from the 1974 elections which included that new graphic machine or as other have highlighted 1983.

Hopeful this thread can keep the main thread from clogging up and we will get some real treats tonight.

You can watch it here:
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Posted by: Worzel
29-06-2024, 12:13 AM
Forum: Channel Presentation
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Not seen this mentioned anywhere.

The channel's only been on air for just over a week. It appears it's suffered some major technical problems.

Feel sorry for all those involved.

Quote from their Facebook page...

Quote: "This was a statement I was trying to put off, but it is with great sadness we are announcing the closure of Seen on TV.

When I and our small team set out our vision for this channel it was based on fulfilling a gap in the market with a loyal customer base looking for branded items at excellent prices. We also just wanted to have fun doing what we loved most.

We achieved this goal in launching Seen on TV, but sadly financial and technical restraints out of our control have led to its closure.

The technical issues were so severe, the cost to fix them are just too high to responsibly carry on and we have had to call in external help and there are still ongoing investigations.

All outstanding orders have been fulfilled and all of our amazing and hardworking staff members will be paid.

I am beyond devastated the channel has been forced to shut and would like to say a heartfelt thank you everyone who was a part of the business and worked tirelessly with us over the last few months.

Thank you to everyone who has been so supportive and wanted the channel to continue. I am glad in the week we were live, we were able to put a smile on your faces and entertain you.

Simon".

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Posted by: RhysJR
26-06-2024, 01:20 AM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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There has been some discussion elsewhere, but as it had its own thread last year, I thought it would be sensible to do likewise this year.

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As last year, the BBC coverage will be presented by Clare Balding and Isa Guha, with Qasa Alom hosting Today at Wimbledon. Ash Barty, Nick Kyrgios and Robbie Koenig are new names on commentary this year, whilst I am pleased to see Chanda Rubin returning after a few years of not appearing. Sania Mirza and John Inverdale drop out from last year's team, whilst Laura Robson returns to the radio coverage.

Not sure if it is poor wording or not, but the John McEnroe-voiced BBC trailer suggests that all eighteen courts will have UHD coverage; that will be a significant upgrade on the previous arrangement of just Centre Court being in UHD, so I am skeptical of my own interpretation.

www.bbc.co.uk 

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Posted by: James
23-06-2024, 07:42 PM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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New set preview with Eamonn Holmes. I'm rather surprised how much has changed!
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P.S. Maybe time for a new thread?

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Posted by: mouseboy33
13-06-2024, 04:03 PM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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Premiering on July 17th the long standing American version of the worldwide format, will make its long awaited debut again on the CBS network. This comes on the heels of the news that Canadian network GLOBAL has shelved or put on hiatus Big Brother Canada. GLOBAL is in precarious financial situation. They also announced cuts to their news department. The ratings for BBCAN was low but higher than BBCan 11. This was also the 2nd year of no feeds which basically killed off their audience engagement. So we shall see what eventually happens to the show. There are images online of the studio being torn down completely. Particular images show the outside hot tub are being ripped out. So it stands to reason the show is probably done. The costs to rebuild these sets, especially in tiny market like Canada is an immense undertaking. So shall put a pin in that.

Anyway this leaves the only English-language version of the Big Brother the CBS version which is in its 26th season.
As per usual the promo gives virtually nothing away. And really didnt hype the season, but the speculation is that it will be a Tech/AI themed season. But with Alison Grodner & CO. it will look like v1 of AOL online. So we shalll see.
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Also, apparently with the sale of the CBS Backlot and its future redevelopment, this might be the last they will be in this particular studio. Which means after near 2 decades could there be a new house in the future. We can hope.
As more news drops I will add it to this thread.

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Posted by: mouseboy33
10-06-2024, 07:11 PM
Forum: News and Sport Presentation
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Well PBS has created a fresh modern look that goes against the style of many American sets and continues the modern feel of their previous look. They combined 3 areas in their expanded studios. One interesting aspect is integrating the cameras into the column and the entire column can move forward. Similar to the black Towers of Doom the BBC uses but slightly less foreboding. And as usualy Lighting Design Group did a stellar job lighting this set. Its basically flawless. I think this is nice job they did. But also really creating the PBS News as an actual brand itself. Which didnt really exist years ago. Newscaststudio did a nice write up on the new look and an article about the new branding. Unfortunately Public Broadcasting in the US is a bit disjointed. For example NPR - National Public Radio is still its own entity and not under the PBS umbrella persay. But they both operate the same BBC Radio 4 for example. They really dont do popular music. Its still a bit disjointed.

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Posted by: RhysJR
07-06-2024, 01:35 AM
Forum: Programme Presentation
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With some more information coming to light, I think it's right to revive this thread from the purple place.
tvliveforum.com 

Tonight has seen the title and further information revealed. The 70 minute special will be titled Vengeance Most Fowl and see the return of the evil supervillain 'chicken' Feathers McGraw.

Unsurprisingly, Ben Whitehead will rplace the late Peter Sallis as Wallace, with the extended run time meaning a bigger than normal voice cast. Peter Kay reprises his role from The Curse of the Ware Rabbit feature film as Chief Inspector (formerly PC) Mackintosh; also part of the cast are Lauren Patel and Reece Shearsmith, with cameos from Diane Morgan, Adjoa Andoh and Lenny Henry.

www.bbc.co.uk 

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First of all, as delighted as I was with the original announcment, the excitement has definitely increased with this evening's announcment. Though it will be the first time there is a recurring villain in its history, Feathers McGraw is the perfect one to bring back and looks as evil and cunning as ever.

The run time of 70 minute has surprised me, though I think there was rumours beforehand of it being 'feature length' or certainly longer than 30mins. Outisde of The Curse of the Ware Rabbit feature film, all the previous films were around 30 minutes in length, so this is a change in tact for the franchise. There is no mention of a specific date in the latest press release, which means that this could easily not end up on Christmas Day if the BBC One schedules desire it. I'm not that familiar with it, but are Netflix (who will be showing this globally) prone to Christmas Day releases or would they rather launch another day either side of it? Certainly the 70 minute runtime makes it far less likely that all of the big hits will premiere on Christmas Day on BBC One.

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